Merry Meet :)
I received access to my Second Degree lessons at Sacred Mists tonight. :)) I'm quite excited. Of course I signed in and started reading right away. It's like getting a present. lol :) First lesson is on Crystals and gemstones. I've read through the lesson and am getting down to working with each of the stones mentioned in the lesson. It's an area that I want to get a better working knowledge of. My ambition on my path is to become a better healer. Crystals and Gemstones are known to have properties that will assist in healing both the mind and body.
I actually have a book that I picked up on sale at Barnes and Noble over the summer as well. :) Healing Crystals and Gemstones From Amethst to Zircon. Gotta love the way a new book smells when you first open it. I've spent a little time with it tonight and am looking forward to working with it with the lesson over the next couple of weeks. The book goes into detailed descriptions of each of the stones and has pictures of them as well which is really helpful. What I really love about this book though is the section in the back called "A Home Pharmacy of Crystals and Gemstones" This section is really helpful in listing a lot of common issues and how to treat them with stones. Something I will likely copy into my Book of Shadows for future use. I will give you a couple of examples below. :)
"Anxiety - Malachite, rhodonite and turquiose should be worn. Place tournaline on the heart chakra. For free-floating anxiety a necklace of aventurine is recommended. For anxieties related to a specific situation, job interviews for example, pyrite can be carried as a touch stone.
Depression - A chain with tourmaline should be worn. Tourmaline is especially helpful for those going through a change of life. Amazonite should be placed on the heart chakra or worn as an amulet. Lapis lazulli has long been recognized as protectiong against depression of all kinds; it has a calming influence when the soul cries out for help. Kunzite, tiger's eye and turquoise (good-size pieces) can be carried as touchstones.
Headache - Excellent results can be obtained by wearing a chain of amber. This even works for migraines. Other stones that alleviate headache include amazonite, amethyst, falcon's eye, lapis lazulli, pearl, rose quartz, emerald and tiger's eye.
Inspiration, lack of; writer's block - Blue topaz and sodalite help with a failure of creativity. These stones stimulate fantasy and new ideas.
Irritibility - Gold topaz helps lesson irritability in one's da to da life and counters the tendency to get worked up about small things.
Muscle Ailments - For muscular weakness: rose quartz and black tourmaline. For inflammation: amber or obsidian should be taped to the painful area.
Nervous disorders - Nervousness: citrine, pyrite, sapphire, all kinds of topaz, moss agate and moss opal, lolite is good when used as a touch-stone. For inflammation: wear a chain made from amber alternating with tourmaline. Sodalite can be used as a touchstone.
Nightmares - These can often be prevented by wearing heliotrope to bed. Chalcedony is also effective in combatting anxiety-filled dreams. Or you can place an uncut piec of rose quartz next to your bed. This should be discharged once a week under running water.
Pain - Aventurine, dioptase and kunzite relieve pain. Rose quartz is good for those who suffer from headaches and sore eyes after working at a computer for long periods of time. "
These are just a few of the many found in the back of the book. :)))) Hope you enjoy.
Love and Blessings,